Aisha is not used to being unable to solve a problem, so when this happens she shuts down. She stops getting good grades, does not take care of her physical appearance and even skips her interview at Barnard. “Her hair looks greasy; she hasn’t even bothered to press coconut oil into her scalp or run her fingers through the kinks. She keeps wearing that stupid Destiny’s Child t-shirt, and when no one is home, she sneaks into the living room and watches soaps on TV.” (Budhos 93). Aisha feels there is no purpose in trying anymore.
Which possibly could have turned the entire case around she chose to stay quiet and comply with what everyone was telling her. Mayella was was just a poor girl who had never been to school a day in her life and suffered so much abuse from her father, she didn’t give herself the opportunity to be powerful. In a time of oppression and depression Mayella standing up would have been a monumental change but she never seized it and took advantage, she let everyone else take advantage of
And I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back!” (147). By losing her mind, she finally escaped the “cage” of her everyday life and the boredom of the not doing anything. By pulling of the paper, her sanity was truly lost and she can never be the same
On the way home, Abuela ignores Constancia and doesn’t answer any of her questions. Abuela explains to Constancia’s mom that Constancia made Abuela feel like a zero. At the end, Constancia says that she never really thought about the number zero until she hurt
Some included devotion, education opportunity, to be abstinent and to escape their lives at home. In the book Marissa knew she would never marry because she walked with a limp and was not beautiful enough, so she asked to be taken to the convent. She explains to Will her reasoning, “‘I am just the kind of spare girl who moulders away and everybody’s relieved when they die. Even if you give me a dowery, who’s going to marry me? I’ve got no land and I limp’”(67).
Jawanna wasn’t used to people standing up to her so she pushes Maria into the wood chips Ms. McMillan sends her to the office Jawanna walks off with her head hung low. After that day Jawanna didn’t bully Maria anymore she apologizes to her and wasn’t mean to anyone ever
Curley’s wife knew at time she was powerless. “They left all the weak ones here.”(Steinbeck 77). Curley’s wife is calling Crooks, Lennie, and Candy weak because they didn’t go off to the whorehouse with the other guys, but here she is. She is weak by default and all her pretty dresses does not make her powerful. Steinbeck created a certain image of women by portraying Curley’s wife as she is.
In the short story, Lois has to mourn nothing as Lucy “is nowhere definite” (Atwood 117). Just like her femininity, Lois has no clue where Lucy has gone. That daunting state of the unknown, of something being able to disappear into nothing reflects how hopeless it is for Lois to be a woman in a world that takes away her femininity. Consequently, this defeminization allows the opposing forces of masculinity to take over: represented in the story when she marries a man and has two sons. Now that she has passed on from the stereotypical female roles of mother and wife, it allows Lois to go searching for her lost
She is isolated in a room, with no one to talk to, no outlet. Her husband, John, makes her stop working, and does not allow her any creative form of expression. He believes he is helping, but as a result of the treatment- and I use the term treatment loosely- she only gets worse. She is stuck inside of her own mind, forced to just sit alone and think. One of the best ways to
One evidence, according to Hosseini (2007), “ “Go to Rabia Balkhi,” the guard said. A young woman pushed forward, said she had already been there. They had no clean water, she said, no oxygen, no medications, no electricity. “There is nothing there.” “That’s where you go,” the guard said”(p. 306). The women are treated as if their welfare is unimportant because women are thought of as a mere decoration to the society and are considered useless enough to not pay any attention to.
She is a quiet, sad, and lonely girl. Ferris has no friends, and no interest in making any either. She is a mystery to everybody, especially Delly. When Delly goes against the rules and causes Ferris to run from school one day, she tries to talk to Ferris so Delly won’t get in trouble. She ends up at her house, and then spends time with Ferris every day after.
Not even for her ill husband would she turn off let alone turn down a program she was not even actively watching. Place higher value over an inattimate than one 's own spouse is clearly inhumane and lacks compassion. Mildred even called the actors on her program her family demonstrating just how much the characters on a show meant to her. The distraction of her so called family eventually lead to her death because “the family pratted and chatted and said her name and smiled at her and said nothing of the bomb” (Bradbury, 152). Essentially Mildred used her “family” as a distractions from her problems.